Starting an Indigenous employment initiative, but not sure where to begin? Having difficulties attracting Indigenous applicants? Having trouble retaining Indigenous employees once they have been hired? Unsure of the differences between employing Indigenous vs. non-Indigenous employees?

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quotes2Interesting and engaging training! The instructors are very open to questions and give no judgment. I hope to take more training in the near future!
S. S.    DFO Canada Species at Risk Program

Public Training For Individuals

This full-day course is offered in multiple locations across Canada during our Indigenous Relations Training Weeks. Register for just this course or for the full week.


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Private Training For Groups

Training delivered at your location in an interactive learning environment where organization-specific questions can be explored.  For groups of up to 30 people.

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What are your key challenges?

  Understanding business reasons for employment of Indigenous Peoples
  Becoming familiar with barriers to Indigenous employment
  Learn tips on recruiting Indigenous applicants
  How to approach community outreach
  How to increase retention of Indigenous employees

Who should take this course?

 Everyone involved or interested in Indigenous employment
  Senior executives, managers, board members and human resources
  Federal, provincial, regional, municipal government staff
  Retail, not for profit, hospitality, tourism, transportation
  Organizations that work with or wish to work with Indigenous Peoples 

If you want to read what others are saying about our training, here's our testimonial page.

How inclusive is your work environment? Download our self-assessment sheet, mark each box that applies and find your score.
1 - 5  You have a pretty good understanding of how to retain Indigenous employees.
6 - 12 You have some understanding of what is needed to retain Indigenous employees
12+ Your organization has considerable work to do in order to create an inclusive environment
for Indigenous employees

Inclusive environment self-assessment

Start your learning here:

  • Foundational course for those looking for some understanding of history, culture, and relationships with Indigenous Peoples
  • Understanding history as a key piece of intercultural communications to help avoid misunderstandings
  • Truth and Reconciliation Calls-to-Action friendly.


  • Companion course to our Indigenous Awareness training
  • An explanation of why working with Indigenous Peoples in Canada is important
  • Learn what not to say and improve communication
  • Truth and Reconciliation Calls-to-Action friendly.



  • This course is Indigenous Awareness and Indigenous Relations in a single course
  • Get beyond Indigenous Awareness to practical skills and tools that can be applied everywhere
  • This training gives you the opportunity to differentiate yourself from the crowd, boost your career, begin a path toward Reconciliation, and fulfil the requirements of the TRC calls-to-action.

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Then enhance your knowledge with any of the following:

  • Develop and hone practical skills and tools that can be applied during consultation and engagement activities
  • Learn the purpose and goal of consultation and engagement
  • Understand the difference between consultation and engagement
  • Learn the best practice for strengthening the consultation and engagement process.

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  • Contemplate the barriers Indigenous Peoples may face when seeking employment and how your organization can help overcome these challenges
  • Learn tips for successful recruitment and retention of Indigenous Peoples
  • Understand the cultural considerations necessary at every step of the recruitment and retention process
  • Understand the importance of community outreach for recruitment and relationship building

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  • Apply our RESPECT model specifically to the subject of negotiations with Indigenous Peoples
  • Learn the most critical information required for successful negotiations and where to find it
  • Raise awareness of best practices for strengthening relationships during the negotiation process.

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  • Learn the purpose of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • How will it affect your ability to consult and accommodate Indigenous Peoples
  • Learn to navigate the conversation of consent vs veto.

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questionDid you know?

According to the 2016 Canadian Census, the Canadian Indigenous population is growing at a rate four times faster than their non-Indigenous counterparts. With this gap in population growth, Indigenous Peoples have become the largest growing segment of the working aged population available for employment.

"Layers of vital information about the Indigenous experience are presented in a very engaging and accessible way. Came away feeling wiser and more equipped to competently navigate my relationships with Indigenous people for our mutual benefit."

T.    Foundry BC

"The material was applicable to any job and was delivered expertly. The detailed and extensive knowledge the trainer had was presented in a way that anyone could understand."

A. M.    BC Hydro

Your Commitment + Our Training = Informed Indigenous Relations